Many people are justifiably sickened by Rolling Stone’s colossally moronic decision to put the Boston Marathon bomber on the cover. Well, the editors want all you cogs in the “tedious outrage machine” to know that they feel your pain. And after having time to take in all of your concerns, here’s what they’ve come up with:

Rolling Stone statement

Since when does depicting a terrorist as some sort of teen heartthrob on the cover fall “within the traditions of journalism”?

Forgive us if we’re not convinced by Rolling Stone’s purported sympathy for Tsarnaev’s victims:

https://twitter.com/rubbermustard/status/357575415541407744

Or by their risible claim that young people make up the bulk of the rag’s readership:

https://twitter.com/mdecast/status/357571153537150978

https://twitter.com/NathanWurtzel/status/357574839478915072

So. Much. Fail.